• Western Cape Butterfly Sanctuary @ Ruiterbosch Lodge
    Gaudy Commodore
  • Common Diadem
    Common Diadem
  • Yellow Pansy
    Yellow Pansy
  • Common Mother-of-Pearl
    Common Mother-of-Pearl
  • Citrus Swallowtail
    Citrus Swallowtail

The Western Cape Butterfly sanctuary (WCBS) - Coming Soon!

During last year's hard lockdown with the Corona 19 Pandemic, while watching a wild life program on television; a seed of "What If" was planted within the hearts of the owners of Ruiterbosch Lodge, Louise and Chris Nel.

What if they could create a safe haven for all the beautiful, and sometimes endangered species of butterflies here at their lodge. Before long their Son, Hanlo; went to work by contacting the organization; Conservation of Butterflies in South Africa. And as they say, the rest is history!

We invite you to follow our progress with the building of the sanctuary. We are excited with this project and hope to welcome you as visitor in the very near future.